Shakespeare for the Masses turns Tragedy to Comedy

Shakespeare for the Masses creators Chelsea McCarthy (Cassius), left, and Nicole Galland (Mark Antony) fight it out on stage in a performance last November at the Martha's Vineyard Playhouse. — File photo by Sam Moore

The Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse presented a rendition of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” last weekend as part of their “Shakespeare for the Masses” series, which condenses Shakespearian works into short, comical acts. The stage reading was organized and edited by Nicole Galland and Chelsea McCarthy, and starred Ms. Galland, Ms. McCarthy, Christopher Roberts, Xavier Powers, Jamie Alley, Lagan Trieschmann, and Rob Myers